At the end of September I began renovating the
path and pond edges. The little shrubs along the Japanese garden area were
being broken because they had grown over the path and were being broken by the
traffic along the path. I moved the path closer to the plum tree. I took out a
little boxwood and lowered the path by a few inches to be level with the pond
edges. The pond edges also seemed to be eroded and the edging rocks were
sitting too high and showing too much pond liner beneath them.
This is a view of the work in progress where I
have moved the stone path and the cement blocks path closer to the plum tree.
This expands the moss area under the little shrubs and makes more space along
the pond edge. You can see where I have moved one of the little willows out of
its pot and next to the pond edge. A few days ago I planted dutch iris in this
area. The rest of area will be kept to moss and the little blue campanulas, a
decorative clover and maybe just one or two columbines.
The photo above is from June of this year and
shows the little campanulas in bloom, as well as the wulfenia along this edge of
This is the renovated pond edge, with the rocks
lowered a bit and the path lowered also, and moved a few more inches away from
the pond edge to give the campanulas more growing space.
I removed a ratty looking rhodo in this area and
have put down these cement blocks with a view to making a sitting spot, but
there is not really enough room. Also I have the plastic stepping stone path
leading under the deck from here. So I might just leave it as a 'standing spot
for viewing the pond. The lantern is moved also. This makes the area less
crowded and messy. I need to fine tune the placement of the lantern, the rocks
and the tree stumps.
This shows the dry stream that needs to cleaned
up. All the leaves have fallen off the plum tree so this area is ready to have
the stream and moss cleaned up, and fine tuned to create vistas and make the
placement of all the elements harmonious.
Posted By Blogger
Garden at 11/18/2014 11:15:00 AM
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom